Numeracy at Benfield School

Numeracy plays a key part in every aspect of our modern world, no matter what you might be doing! From calculating costs of plane tickets and arranging flight times and connections to converting currency or the weight of luggage; we use numeracy in every aspect of our lives at work, at play and in practical everyday activities at home and beyond.

 

Here at Benfield, we recognise that having a solid grasp on numeracy is important to living an independent life. Good numeracy is essential to us.  Decisions in life are so often based on numerical information: to make the best choices, we need to be numerate.

 

The aim of Benfield School is to raise the standards of numeracy of all of its students, so that they develop the ability to use numeracy skills effectively in all areas of the curriculum and the skills necessary to confidently cope with the demands of further education, employment and adult life. To achieve this, we will work tirelessly to improve levels of numeracy across the school and create a more positive ‘can-do’ attitude to maths and numeracy.

 

 “Good numeracy is the best protection against unemployment, low wages and ill health.”

Andreas Scheicher – Education Director, OCED, 2013

 

Read more

http://www.nationalnumeracy.org.uk/what-issue

Want to improve your numeracy? Try the numeracy challenge.

https://www.nnchallenge.org.uk/home/index.html

Supportive quotes

http://www.nationalnumeracy.org.uk/supporters

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwqb7Gof7Js

Math of the day

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z2nr4wx

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zyrj7ty

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zsgwq6f

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zgxdwmn

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zcknyrd#zw66pv4

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02m812p – question of sport

http://play.bbc.co.uk/play/pen/gkfnh3bbmk – quiz live

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zt7djxs

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zcknyrd

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zckwq6f